There are 8 ways to get from Philadelphia to Arlington by train, subway, bus, car or plane

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Train, subway  •  2 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to New Carrollton Amtrak Northeast Regional / ...
  2. Take the subway from NEW CARROLLTON station to VIRGINIA SQUARE station Orange

$79 - $194

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Washington, Dc 3005 / ...

$22 - $49

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Bus Lacubanabus  •  3 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, PA to Arlington, VA Direct route

Drive  •  2 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Arlington 142.9 miles

$14 - $21

Fly Philadelphia to Reagan Washington, subway  •  2 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Reagan Washington (DCA) PHL - DCA
  2. Take the subway from ROSSLYN station to VIRGINIA SQUARE station

$171 - $443

Fly Philadelphia to Washington Dulles, subway  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Washington Dulles (IAD) PHL - IAD
  2. Take the subway from WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station to VIRGINIA SQUARE station

$195 - $817

Fly Philadelphia to Baltimore, subway  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Baltimore (BWI) PHL - BWI
  2. Take the subway from NEW CARROLLTON station to VIRGINIA SQUARE station

$223 - $747

Train to Newark, fly to Reagan Washington  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Reagan Washington (DCA) EWR - DCA

$130 - $549

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The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Arlington is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 2 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Arlington is to train and subway which costs $75 - $200 and takes 2 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia to Arlington. However, there are services departing from Girard Av & Front St and arriving at Arlington, VA via Philadelphia, PA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 28 min.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Arlington is 128 miles. The road distance is 142.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Arlington without a car is to train and subway which takes 2 h 25 min and costs $75 - $200.

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It takes approximately 2 h 25 min to get from Philadelphia to Arlington, including transfers.

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Philadelphia to Arlington bus services, operated by , depart from Philadelphia, PA station.

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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to Reagan Washington Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 6 min.

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Philadelphia to Arlington bus services, operated by , arrive at Arlington, VA station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia to Arlington is 143 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 39 min to drive from Philadelphia to Arlington.

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  • Distance: 128 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 25 min

What companies run services between Philadelphia, PA, USA and Arlington, VA, USA?

operates a bus from Philadelphia to Arlington 5 times a week, and the journey takes 2 h 15 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Newark to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $900
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to New Carrollton Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Business Seat
$110 - $190
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $50
Business Seat
$35 - $65
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from NEW CARROLLTON station to VIRGINIA SQUARE station
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
wmata.com
Subway from ROSSLYN station to VIRGINIA SQUARE station
Ave. Duration
6 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
wmata.com
Subway from WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station to VIRGINIA SQUARE station
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
wmata.com
Bus operators
bus
Bus from Philadelphia, PA to Arlington, VA
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
lacubanabus.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$35 - $45

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American Airlines offers flights from Philadelphia Airport to Reagan Washington Airport.

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There are 874+ hotels available in Arlington. Prices start at $88 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Philadelphia Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs $7.

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